The Purposes of a Council NESA Committee
- Support the council’s mission and vision.
- Help the council achieve its Journey to Excellence goals.
- To find and encourage Eagle Scouts to become active resources for the council leadership and programs.
- Recognize Eagle Scouts, Venturing Summit and Sea Scouting Quartermaster Scouts for their achievements.
- Recognize Scholar Scouts through the Soaring Eagle Scholarship
- Recognize Outstanding Eagle Scouts for their contributions in Scouting and their Community.
- Recognize Outstanding Alumni for their achievements in promoting Scouting and their ability to reconnecting Scouting Alumni.
- Establish networking opportunities for our members.
Building Character Celebration Great Lakes – Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Starting in 1923, our council has had a long tradition of recognizing new Eagle Scout, Venture Summit and Sea Scouting Quartermaster award recipients. Though it started by just recognizing Eagle Scouts, it has become a premiere event for any recipient of scouting’s youth awards. This event not only celebrates them; we also recognize outstanding Eagles Scouts and reward one or more Scouts with a $1000 scholarship. This event is also a networking opportunity for the award recipients. Matching mentors with their career interests. Though we try, we cannot match a scout with their first choice, but we will do our best find them a match just the same.
Eagle Scout Gathering -Wednesday June 30th, 2017
This will be the first Eagle Scout gathering held by our committee at D-Bar-A Scout Ranch in Metamora Michigan. We will spend the evening at camp enjoying the Council’s Trail to Eagle Camp. Trail to Eagle Camp is unique in that over 100 volunteers spend the week helping future Eagle Scouts earning merit badges in a provisional jamboree troop experience. This event will begin at the flag pole outside Wyckoff Lodge with the entire staff and 162 Eagle Candidates showing off their scout spirit with cheers. Immediately after. we will meet at the Friendship Center for a short program, networking and other activities to be announced. Capping off the evening will be a grand parade of flags from the Draper cabin into the Migisi fire bowl on Trout Lake. More information will be announced by the end of March.
Soaring Eagle Scholarship
The Soaring Eagle Scholarship was established to recognize a scout for their efforts in both academics and scouting. This can also include extra activities that they are participating in. A single $1000.00 scholarship is given per year but can be renewed annually. Only Eagle Scouts, Venturing Summit and Sea Scouting Quartermaster recipients may apply during their senior. Deadline is December 31st of each year. Download the form
The Council Alumnus of the Year Award is different than other awards in Scouting as it does not simply recognize the individual for being a distinguished person or honor those giving time and energy to the BSA as a volunteer leader; Scouting already has awards that do that.
It is more of a combination between the two.
Primary consideration is given to those that remind Scouting alumni to maintain a lifetime relationship with Scouting, which enables Scouting to remain healthy for future generations. In addition, potential recipients of the award may be nominated based on the three following categories:
• Career and/or avocation, such as achieving high honor or distinction in their chosen profession.
• Community service, including contributions to Scouting or other community efforts or organizations.
• Scouting promotion, contributing significantly to the promotion and/or advancement of the BSA alumni program and activities at a council level over a sustained period of time through word and/or deed.
Deadline for all nominations need to be received by December 31st of each year.
The Distinguished Eagle Scout Award was established in 1969 to acknowledge Eagle Scouts who have received extraordinary national-level recognition, fame, or eminence within their field, and have a strong record of voluntary service to their community. Only Eagle Scouts who earned the Eagle Scout rank a minimum of 25 years previously are eligible for nomination. The award is given by the National Eagle Scout Association upon the recommendation of a committee of Distinguished Eagle Scouts. Deadline for Nominations are due by Jan 1st of each year
The NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA) is a prestigious recognition granted by the local council’s NESA committee to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state, or regional level. The NOESA recognizes Eagle Scouts whose efforts have made a positive impact in the community. Deadline for Nominations are due by Jan 1st of each year.
A recognition program to encourage participation and work in council alumni relations programs, including NESA activities; areas of work include alumni identification/promotion, alumni engagement, personal participation, and education.
Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award
The National Eagle Scout Association has established the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by a Scout to a religious institution, a school, community, or other entity. The award recognizes the Scout for his Eagle Scout service project, which is part of the requirements for earning the Eagle Scout Award. Each local council will choose a council-level winner, and from that pool, each region will pick a region-level winner. A national winner then will be selected from the four regional finalists.
Council Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award.
On or before January 1st of each year, an Eagle Scout, his parents, or any registered BSA volunteer (with the Eagle Scout’s permission) may submit his Eagle Scout service project for consideration. The Scout must have passed his Eagle board of review in the prior calendar year (January 1 to December 31). Each council NESA committee will choose one winner from among the council nominees. The winner will receive a certificate and a bronze device for the Eagle Scout embroidered knot from the National Eagle Scout Association. In addition, it is recommended that each winner’s name be added to a perpetual plaque located in the council service center or other prominent local council facility, and provided by the council. All council winners will be considered for the Regional Eagle Scout Project of the Year Award. Council winners are encouraged to submit a link to an HD video about their project to the national NESA office.
Regional Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award.
Regional NESA committees will select one winner for each region on or before March 31 each year. Regional award winners will be considered for the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award. The three regional winners who do not win the national award will receive $500, to be available for their future educational purposes or to attend a national or international Scouting event or facility. The local councils of those three regional winners (not the national winner) also will receive a $500 award. All regional winners will receive a certificate and a gold device for the Eagle Scout embroidered knot. The national winner and his local council will receive only the national prize as described below.
Useful Alumni Links
Eagle Scouts of Metro Detroit on Facebook
Eagle Scouts of Metro Detroit on LinkedIn
The Scouting Alumni Association
Your one in place to reconnect to Scouting, update your information and find events near you.
National Boy Scouts Supply
Buy your Scouting gear from tents to uniforms and so much more. This site has it all.
The National Eagle Scout Association
Eagle Scout can find out more what The National Eagle Scout Association is planning and more detail on awards and scholarships. Special member’s discounts on camping gear for members only.
The National Eagle Scout Association Store
Eagle Scouts and parents can buy gear, specialty items and even patches.
National Eagle Scout Association Scholarship Online Application
This site is for the current or future Eagle Scout’s planning to apply for any of the National Eagle Scout Association scholarships. You must setup an account and fill out the online application. Please note that all of the scholarships are for members of NESA or an Eagle Scout must become a member in order to be awarded any on the listed scholarships.